Curfew in Gilgit enter the 9th day, security forces hold 24 suspects

Life and business activities remained paralysed as curfew in Gilgit-Baltistan entered ninth consecutive day on Wednesday.

Citizens are facing extreme shortage of food, fuel and medicine in the violence-hit area. During curfew relaxation hours, citizens were disappointed due to low stocks and fresh supplies were quite insufficient to meet the needs of the locals.

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The world of national versus humane development

Outsiders must be a little mystified as to why the Obama administration’s nomination of Jim Young Kim to lead the World Bank has kicked up so much dust in the development community. I suspect the casual observer thinks: “Such a nice man, a doctor devoted to HIV/AIDS and to the poorest in the poorest places. . . . → Read More: The world of national versus humane development

A better period for India and Pakistan

By Shashi Tharoor

 

India and Pakistan are enjoying one of the better periods in their turbulent relationship. Recent months have witnessed no terrorist incidents, no escalating rhetoric, and no diplomatic flashpoints. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari just made a successful, if brief, personal visit to India (mainly to visit a famous shrine, . . . → Read More: A better period for India and Pakistan

Veena Malik’s sin, bigger than acid attacks

By Huneeya Mazari

Is a woman simply labeled a whore or a saint, a mother or a prostitute in Pakistan? It seems that having more than one dimension to her description is just not acceptable – it is a sad country for an an independent woman. People complain about feudalism and a system that favours patriarchal dominance, . . . → Read More: Veena Malik’s sin, bigger than acid attacks

Premature baby declared ‘stillborn’ found alive 12 hours later

BABY SHOWED NO SIGNS OF LIFE, BUT 12 HOURS LATER WAS FINE

By Mark Russell

A premature baby pronounced stillborn was found alive and well 12 hours later—in her coffin in the hospital morgue, reports the BBC. Analia Bouter was six months pregnant when she gave birth in a northern Argentina hospital, but the baby . . . → Read More: Premature baby declared ‘stillborn’ found alive 12 hours later

Colored benches in the apex court

By Elf Habib

Their distinct hues and emblems would also, albeit temporarily, impart the vitally needed shades of diversity like judges from the fairer gender and minorities, which this court has long lacked

The present Chief Justice of Pakistan has recently revealed an ingeniously novel and admirable plan to start a green bench in the apex . . . → Read More: Colored benches in the apex court

4 armed men killed in clash with FC in Dera Bugti

At least four armed men have been killed in an exchange of fire with personnel of the law enforcement agencies in Dera Bugti district on Wednesday.Official sources told APP that a convoy of the Frontier Corps Balochistan was passing through the Sangsila area of Dera Bugti district when a group of armed men attacked and . . . → Read More: 4 armed men killed in clash with FC in Dera Bugti

PHC summons federal govt, military officials to explain unauthorized raids

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) put its foot down on Wednesday over enforced disappearances and summoned senior federal government and military officials to provide possible solutions to the longstanding problem.

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US govt sues Apple for ‘fixing’ prices

The US government sued Apple Inc and five publishers, saying they conspired to fix the prices of electronic books, and reached a settlement with three of the publishers that could lead to cheaper e-books for consumers.

The Justice Department accused Apple of colluding with the five publishers as the Silicon Valley giant was launching its . . . → Read More: US govt sues Apple for ‘fixing’ prices

Re-visiting Baloch identity

By Zoon Ahmad Khan

The various narratives intricately built around the problem we refer to as ‘Balochistan: Pakistan’s other war’ need to be understood in light of our colonial past and this region’s history and geography. Contextual analysis of the current scenario is of utmost importance. How the British treated various ethnicities, and helped build sharper . . . → Read More: Re-visiting Baloch identity